Guillaume de Machaut, Le Livre dou Voir Dit (The Book of the True Poem) (Garland Library of Medieval Literature)

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9780815313274: Guillaume de Machaut, Le Livre dou Voir Dit (The Book of the True Poem) (Garland Library of Medieval Literature)
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This is a complete translation of this poem from the late Middle Ages, telling 'the true story' of the aged poet's romance with a young admirer. Introductory essays survey Machaut's biography, re-evaluate the autobiographical content of the poem, explore the literary context and discuss the miniatures, which are reproduced within the text. The volume includes a full listing of variant readings, a commentary on references to contemporary events and the writing of the poem, an outline chronology, indices of lyrics, and a table to convert line numbers between this edition and the incomplete 1875 edition of P. Paris.

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Text: English (translation)

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R. Barton Palmer is now recognized to be the leading translator of Machaut...[a] total success...Palmer is superb on problems of intertextuality.
–Speculum

The piece offers insight intot he making of late-medieval poetry, music, and manuscripts.
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With the publication of this volume, Machaut's Le Livre dou Voir Dit is available for the first time in a complete critical edition...highly readable.
–Choice

Rich and varied enough in its contents to stand as a fitting tribute-in-kind to the fourteenth century master poet.
– Medievalia et Humanistica

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Published by Garland Publishing, New York (1998)
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Book Description Garland Publishing, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardcover, cloth spine over printed glossy paper covered boards. 769 pages. Bibliographical References, Index. Edited by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson. Translated by R. Barton Palmer. First edition. "This is a complete translation of this poem from the late Middle Ages, telling 'the true story' of the aged poet's romance with a young admirer. Introductory essays survey Machaut's biography, re-evaluate the autobiographical content of the poem, explore the literary context and discuss the miniatures, which are reproduced within the text. The volume includes a full listing of variant readings, a commentary on references to contemporary events and the writing of the poem, an outline chronology, indices of lyrics, and a table to convert line numbers between this edition and the incomplete 1875 edition of P. Paris." [Amazon synopsis] No previous ownership marks. A pristine copy, never used, as new. Out-of-print and exceedingly rare in the hardcover edition. Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 014452

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